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Posted: 1/24/2006 8:37:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy accidentally shot a 7-year-old girl in the arm Tuesday with a handgun he pulled from his backpack at a day-care center, police in suburban Montgomery County, Maryland, said.

The wounded girl was flown to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, police spokesperson Lucille Baur said. There were six children at the For Kids We Care day-care center at the time the shooting and no one else was injured, she said.

The shooting happened just before 7 a.m. as the boy was handling the gun, which he brought to the center in his backpack, Baur said. Officers were investigating how the boy happened to have the weapon.

The children were attending a before-school program at the facility, which is located in an apartment complex in Germantown, Maryland.

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I'm so disgusted with irresponsible gun owners I don't know what else to say.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:47:38 AM EDT
*Sigh* I wish parents were more responsible. Feel bad for the girl, thankfully she wasn't killed.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:38:51 AM EDT
Gigmike, why the WRONG title for this thread?

It clearly says "suburban Montgomery County, Maryland", NOT Washington, DC.


Were you trying to stir up something about the DC gun ban? This is not about Washington, DC at all.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:44:35 AM EDT
Clearly a parent that is not in charge. Now I can see why children get run over in the street because the children are poorly supervised. The parent must've been oblivious to the kid and let a child take a gun to school.
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